About Us

Library History

On June 15, 1927 the Washington Mother's Club opened a public library in a room of the City Hall.  In 1937, the township voters approved taxes to support the library.  When it outgrew the City Hall in 1950, a new library was built at 301 Walnut.  An addition to that building was built in 1970.  The Sunnyland Branch opened in the Plaza in 1975 to better serve the entire area.  In October 2007, the main library moved to its current location in Five Points Washington.

Upcoming Events

Aug
2
Mon
10:00 am Book Chatters
Book Chatters
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Book Chatters @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Discuss your latest reads, get recommendations, and learn about upcoming and recently released titles. Plus, take home a new book before its official release date. Ages: 18+  
1:00 pm Busy City Camp Ages 8-10
Busy City Camp Ages 8-10
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Busy City Camp Ages 8-10 @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Washington State Bank and Washington District Library have teamed up to teach kids core financial literacy concepts so that they can grow to be money smart. Registration & Wavier Required. Call 309-444-2241 or stop in the Main Library to register. Registration ends July 28.
Aug
3
Tue
1:00 pm Busy City Camp Ages 8-10
Busy City Camp Ages 8-10
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Busy City Camp Ages 8-10 @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Washington State Bank and Washington District Library have teamed up to teach kids core financial literacy concepts so that they can grow to be money smart. Registration & Wavier Required. Call 309-444-2241 or stop in the Main Library to register. Registration ends July 28.
Aug
4
Wed
1:00 pm Busy City Camp Ages 11-13
Busy City Camp Ages 11-13
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Busy City Camp Ages 11-13 @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Washington State Bank and Washington District Library have teamed up to teach kids core financial literacy concepts so that they can grow to be money smart. Registration & Wavier Required. Call 309-444-2241 or stop in the Main Library to register. Registration ends July 28.
Aug
5
Thu
1:00 pm Busy City Camp Ages 11-13
Busy City Camp Ages 11-13
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Busy City Camp Ages 11-13 @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Washington State Bank and Washington District Library have teamed up to teach kids core financial literacy concepts so that they can grow to be money smart. Registration & Wavier Required. Call 309-444-2241 or stop in the Main Library to register. Registration ends July 28.
4:00 pm STEAM Power: Robot Mazes
STEAM Power: Robot Mazes
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
STEAM Power: Robot Mazes @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Come in for a different STEAM inspired activity the 1st Thursday of every month. August- Robot Mazes Intended ages 5-12.
Aug
6
Fri
1:00 pm Busy City Camp Ages 11-13
Busy City Camp Ages 11-13
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Busy City Camp Ages 11-13 @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Washington State Bank and Washington District Library have teamed up to teach kids core financial literacy concepts so that they can grow to be money smart. Registration & Wavier Required. Call 309-444-2241 or stop in the Main Library to register. Registration ends July 28.
Aug
7
Sat
10:00 am Chocolate Olympics
Chocolate Olympics
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Chocolate Olympics @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Celebrate the last weekend of the Summer Olympics by participating in your own chocolate games! Relay races, chocolate sorting, candy trivia- these games have it all! Registration is required. Ages: 5-12 Call (309)444-2241 to register.
Aug
10
Tue
6:00 pm ANIME
ANIME
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ANIME @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Love anime and manga?  Join other fans as we watch anime, eat ramen, and hang out. No registration required. For teens in grades 6-12.
Aug
11
Wed
11:30 am Brown Bag It: Washington Fire De...
Brown Bag It: Washington Fire De...
Aug 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Brown Bag It: Washington Fire Department @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Bring your lunch to the library every 2nd Wednesday of the month and enjoy a visit from a special guest! August Guest: Washington Fire Department All ages are welcome.